UC Serves

UC Serves is a staff and faculty day of service hosted by Emerging Leaders in Student Affairs (ELSA) and the Center for Community Engagement (CCE).

UC Serves offers staff and faculty the chance to give back to the community while building a stronger network of colleagues on campus through the shared experience of intentional, focused service to the communities surrounding University of Cincinnati campuses. 

UC Serves Goes Virtual! 

UC Serves is back for its seventh year and this year we are going virtual! From now until June 15th, spend some time volunteering and giving back to our neighbors in greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 

Invite your friends and family to participate and help us to make an impact! 

Volunteer with CincinnatiCares.org

We have partnered with has Cincinnaticares.org to connect you with virtual volunteer opportunities and other ways to help during COVID-19, visit their website (cincinnaticares.org or https://cincinnaticares.org/find-ways-to-help-cv19/) to find virtual volunteer opportunties. Or check out skill-based virtual volunteer opportunities at catchafire.org

Use #UCServes and #UCtheGood to capture your service! 

Support Local Businesses

We also encourage you to support local businesses that have generously made in-kind donations to UC Serves in the past: 

  • Piada Italian Street Food
  • Currito
  • O'Bryon's Pub
  • Eli's BBQ
  • Bibibop
  • LaRosa's
  • Al-Madina Grill and Market
  • Fortune Noodle House

Get rewarded for volunteering! 

Eligible faculty and staff can log UC Serves for 10 Be Well UC points (your employee wellness program). Be sure to log your points in the Alyfe portal.



UC Serves is organized by Emerging Leaders in Student Affairs (ELSA) in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement. Please contact ELSA's UC Serves Chair Hannah Williamson with any questions.

ELSA seeks to cultivate a landscape of professional scholarship and advancement among rising staff members at UC. The group is open to staff members whose work would benefit from increased professional development opportunities, exposure to Student Affairs research and professional networking and mentoring programming. We encourage you to get involved with ELSA.